ERIC NEEDS YOUR HELP!
On August 22, Eric was hit by a car while out riding his bike. He is currently in the hospital, and his injuries are significant and will require multiple surgeries. They include a broken femur, ACL/MCL knee issues, broken ribs, broken clavicle, and broken fingers/hand issues that will require surgery. Although he's a fighter who won't go down easy, he has months of doctor visits and physical therapy ahead of him. He could really use your support! We have started a Go Fund Me to help with his medical costs as he gets back on his feet and back on the bike. Please consider donating: https://www.gofundme.com/f/boulder-cyclist Thank you!
Eric’s wrenching and cycling resume is a long list of credentials:
And over the years it’s paid off with results like:
But the mortar cementing all these palmares together is really just a love for cycling.
Eric grew up riding in Ohio with his dad. Pedalling everywhere from A to Z was just a way of life as a kid. Competitive cycling would come later at Bucknell University, after a broken foot sidelined him from running track. To stay fit, this mechanical engineer turned back to cycling. He soon got serious about racing, found mountain bikes and then, as every cyclist knows ...so the story begins.
Over the years however, the A-to-Z-by-bike habit never left him. Still a die hard bike commuter to this day, before joining the team at Boulder Bicycle Works, Eric rode daily from Boulder to Westminster - rain, shine or blizzard. He once rode over 400 straight days and logged over 20,000 miles in one calendar year sans excuses. (Holy commitment, Batman!)
When he’s not at the shop wrenching on bikes (or on a favored gravel ride with long miles and loads of climbing), Eric catches some downtime watching sports (especially the Denver and Cincinnati teams) or at his stand, readying his own two-wheeled fleet for another epic adventure. But if it's his birthday, count on him being out on the bike, logging his age in miles, plus an additional 100 just for good measure. This is a tradition Eric plans to keep up until his 100th birthday.